Mount Mary Quintet Cabernet

Mount Mary Quintet 2017

Yarra Valley, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13%

97 Points - Gary Walsh

One of Australia's true winemaking treasures, Mount Mary was a key driver in the rebirth of the Yarra Valley in the early 1970's after nearly 50 years without viticultural activity. Today, in the words of James Halliday, "its star shines brighter than that of any of the 174 wineries in the valley".

Mount Mary Quintet's status as one of Australia's greatest red wines was underlined when it was recently anointed 'Heritage Five' status by Langton's. Cementing the Bordeaux blend’s position as "one of Australia’s five greatest wines", it sits in rare company alongside Penfolds Grange, Henschke Hill of Grace, Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay and Wendouree Shiraz. 

The newly released 2017 Mount Mary Quintet is another classic 'Bordeaux-blend' this always shows incredible restraint, fruit intensity and an impeccable structure that draws natural comparisons to its great French counterparts. Only very limited stocks are available. 

"97 Points. Mount Mary has hit a purple patch with their Quintet over the past few vintages, and their Royal Purpleness continues in 2017. Such perfume. It’s head spinningly fragrant. I’m thinking violet, cigar box, nougat, spicy biscuits, mint, chocolate and sweet wet earth, along with a core of intense raspberry, cherry and blackcurrant. It’s medium bodied, lithe but dense, rich cherry chocolate sprinkled with baking spices, crisp cranberry acidity, high pixel tannin, sweetness of fruit with a savoury ferrous edge. The finish is supremely long, all graphite and perfume, crisp definition and aniseed trailing in the aftertaste. Fine and rare. Tasted: Sep19 13% alc. $155 Closure: Cork Drink: 2025 - 2047"- Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, September 2019.

"96 Points. This hits the upper register of vintage quality for this wine, showing a very fresh, youthful and attractive array of redder fruit with gentle, cedary-oak overtones and a light, earthy edge. The palate is so silky and elegant; the fine, ribbon-like tannins hold long and true. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Best from 2025"- Nick Stock,, June 2019
Heritage Five - Langton's

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Mount Mary has long been considered one of Australia's most iconic wineries, with a history dating back to the early 1970's when Dr John Middleton established this iconic Yarra Valley winery.

Sam Middleton, the grandson of founder Dr John Middleton is now making the wines at Mount Mary and has clearly risen to the sizeable challenge of taking over this hallowed Yarra Valley winery, with superb quality across their Quintet Cabernets, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Triolet releases.
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"45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot. Quintet remains the flagship wine of our estate, representing the initial vision Dr John had when discovering this unique site. It’s hard to remember a Quintet that displayed such lifted aromatics on release as this 2017. The nose is particularly vibrant and fruit forward at this early stage, bursting with aromas of cassis, cherry, plum and chocolate. There is a hint of earth/ undergrowth/cigar box here playing second fiddle to the bright expressive fruit. The palate follows on with a similar theme with flavours of blackcurrant, plum, liquorice and chocolate. The tannins and acid profile give this wine such beautiful structure, purity and persistence through the palate – more so than we’ve seen in a young Quintet for quite some time. We’re extremely excited to see how this wine will evolve over the coming 2-3 decades"- Sam Middleton, Mount Mary Wines.

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